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Estimated employment5,470
Mean wage30.06
Entry wage19.19
10th percentile wage16.89
50th percentile wage31.15
90th percentile wage41.93
 Top Employing Industries
 Industry Employment  Percent 
Education and Health Services2,85052.2%
Public Adminsitration2,34042.8%
Other Services2304.2%
 Best Paying Industries
 Industry Employment  Median Wage 
Public Adminsitration2,34035.25
Education and Health Services2,85026.93
Other Services23017.18
Child, Family, and School Social Workers (21-1021)
Provide social services and assistance to improve the social and psychological functioning of children and their families and to maximize the family well-being and the academic functioning of children. May assist single parents, arrange adoptions, and find foster homes for abandoned or abused children. In schools, they address such problems as teenage pregnancy, misbehavior, and truancy. May also advise teachers on how to deal with problem children.
Median Wage History
YearThis OccupationCompared to Occupational Group  Difference 
Current$30.06 $24.76  $5.30
2013$29.96+.3%$24.67 +.3%$5.28
2012$29.39+1.9%$24.20 +1.9%$5.18
2011$28.81+2.0%$23.73 +2.0%$5.08
2010$28.37+1.6%$23.36 +1.6%$5.00
2009$27.87+1.8%$22.95 +1.8%$4.92
2008$27.57+1.1%$22.71 +1.1%$4.86
2007$26.75+3.1%$22.03 +3.1%$4.72
2006$25.86+3.5%$21.30 +3.5%$4.56
2005$24.86+4.0%$20.48 +4.0%$4.38
YearThis OccupationCompared to All Occupations  Difference 
Current$30.06 $26.43  $3.63
2013$29.96+.3%$26.36 +.3%$3.60
2012$29.39+1.9%$25.83 +2.1%$3.56
2011$28.81+2.0%$25.38 +1.7%$3.43
2010$28.37+1.6%$24.99 +1.6%$3.38
2009$27.87+1.8%$24.57 +1.7%$3.31
2008$27.57+1.1%$24.23 +1.4%$3.34
2007$26.75+3.1%$23.61 +2.6%$3.14
2006$25.86+3.5%$22.86 +3.3%$3.00
2005$24.86+4.0%$22.15 +3.2%$2.71

Note:The mid-wage is the median wage. The average wage is the mean wage. The entry-level wage is equal to the average of the lower third of reported wages for the occupation. The wage range consists of the 10th and 90th percentiles; 80 percent of workers earn between this wage range, 10 percent earn less while 10 percent earn more.

Reference Date: 1st Quarter 2014
State of Connecticut, Department of Labor - Office of Research
200 Folly Brook Boulevard, Wethersfield, CT 06109 / Phone: 860-263-6000
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